The Last Express last edited by samhayne on 07/03/19 02:54PM View full history

Overview

The Last Express is a point-and-click adventure game that takes place on a European train traveling through Europe shortly before the outbreak of World War I. The Last Express was created by Jordan Mechner and Smoking Car Productions and it was released in 1997. The entire game takes place on the Orient Express in what appears to be real time, with each important choice resulting in one of many endings, most of which resulting in the main character dying or being arrested by the police. At the time, the game was the most expensive game ever produced. Unfortunately, it was a commercial disappointment, despite many positive reviews and an impressive pre-release response.

Story

The Last Express features a large cast of characters
The Last Express features a large cast of characters

In the game you take control of Robert Cath, an American doctor on the train's final journey from Paris to Constantinople (know today as Istanbul) before World War I. Cath, already wanted by the French Police as a suspect of the murder of an Irish police officer, is contacted by an old friend Tyler Whitney through an urgent message in a letter to join him on the Orient Express. The said letter states that there is a possible exit from all of his troubles. Cath boards the train via a motorcycle while it was traveling from one station to another. As soon as Cath boars the luxurious train, he finds Whitney dead, killed by someone else on board the train. To blend in, he disposes of Whitney's body and takes his place, becoming involved in a web of treachery, lies, political conspiracies, personal interests, romance and murder.

Gold Edition

On November 21, 2013, DotEmu release the Gold Edition for the PC platform on Steam. The Gold Edition of the game features the following improvements:

  • Advanced Hint System
  • More intuitive UI and improved inventory
  • Steam Achievements and Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Cloud support
  • Unlockable bonuses.

This version of the game is available on Steam for 6.99USD.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack, composed by Elia Cmiral, was published by Intrada Records on June 6, 2000. The soundtrack is downloadable with the purchase of the game on GOG.

The Last Express - Original Game Soundtrack (Elia Cmiral)

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No.Track TitleLength (38:42)
1."Departure"2:50
2."The Golden Egg"1:31
3."A Woman Traveling Alone"1:18
4."Anna and Cath"0:55
5."Retribution in Vienna"1:01
6."Duel Atop the Train"1:54
7."Nightmare"1:31
8."Pursuit"2:03
9."Tatiana"0:55
10."Kronos' Sanctum"2:15
11."Death of Alexei"2:47
12."Goodbye, August"1:07
13."Joyride"1:11
14."A Loyal Friend"1:12
15."Death of Milos"0:41
16."Stop the Train"0:50
17."The Dream Shattered"0:47
18."Defying Kronos"1:06
19."Anna"1:06
20."A Narrow Escape"1:32
21."Runaway Train"1:53
22."Battle with Salko"1:22
23."Tsardas / The Firebird"1:11
24."War"2:57
25."End Titles"2:46
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